1992 Hans Lang Riesling Spätlese Hattenheimer Hassel, QmP Rheingau
My second bottle of this wine - really wanted to see if the bottle variation was significant. The second wine of the night, after the Champagne. As the meal progressed, flavours intensified, and I thought a mature riesling would have more presence on the table.
Luminous golden colour, but still holding onto a beautiful saturation. Intense nose of stewed apples, pears, crystalline minerals - all the hallmarks of a wonderfully mature riesling. In the mouth, there's just a hint of sweetness that rounds out the wine. Great texture, with a creaminess that delivers apple and pear flavours with great purity. Long finish.
Perfectly in balance, and more importantly, perfect with food.